Dept. of Global Languages and Literatures, Assistant Professor, Chinese Language and Culture (Bridgewater, MA)

The Department of Global Languages and Literatures at Bridgewater State University is committed to helping students develop an in-depth understanding of foreign languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and civilizations. The department prepares students to be engaged international citizens who enlist foreign language skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of careers and intellectual disciplines in an increasingly globalized world.

In addition to offering introductory level language courses in 10 different languages, the department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Spanish, a Spanish major with a concentration in Secondary Education, and a minor in Portuguese.

Bridgewater State University is a four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients.
BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students).

We invite applications for the full time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor, Chinese Language and Literatures. The ideal candidate will be able to teach all levels of Chinese language courses as well as introductory level courses in Japanese. The candidate should be able to teach new offerings in Chinese literature, culture, and other areas of expertise, including writing and/or speaking intensive courses. The candidate is also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in University service.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, work collaboratively, have evidence of on-going scholarly activity and engage students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Required Qualifications: PhD by time of appointment in East Asian Languages and Literatures or related field; native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; experience teaching Chinese and Japanese.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Applications are accepted online. Please visit our job site at for full position details and to submit an application.